"The Nobel Foundation of Stockholm is pleased to inform you that you have today been voted this years Nobel Prize stop the prize will be a gold medallion and a cheque for fifty thousand three hunderd dollars stop the award ceremony will take place in stockholm on December tenth stop details follow stop heartiest congratulations ..." Irving Wallace's huge, exciting new novel opens as this telegram is delivered to six people, scattered around the world. Suddenly, ater the first moment of elation, each realizes that from now on not only his achievements but every aspect of his private life will be bathed in the glare of international publicity.
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